NYC health officials discuss obesity dangers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

NEW YORK (AP) - Officials are highlighting the dangers of obesity as part of New York City's fight against big, sugary drinks.    Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Health ..
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21st Century Oncology seeking men

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A new national study on prostate cancer treatment is gearing up and 21st Century Oncology is seeking patients. Here today to tell you how to be part of that study..
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Disney to banish junk-food ads from kid shows

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

NEW YORK (AP) - Disney says its programming will no longer be sponsored by junk food.    The Walt Disney Co. says it plans to ban such ads for its TV channels, radio..
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Health commissioner: fight obesity like addiction

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's health commissioner says obesity is a relapsing disease that should be fought like a drug addiction.    According to The Tennesse..
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Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers are surprised to find radiation levels this high in the bluefin tuna that are turning up along the California coast -- 10 times higher than the amoun..
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Avoiding fingertip injuries

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's summertime and that means you might be doing things that could injure your fingers. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Kim is here with different types of fingertip..
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Boy with Asperger's syndrome displays creativity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Kaleb Brown draws every day, creating a world of lemonade seas, evil broccoli, jet-packs, water balloon fights, giant zombie alien slugs, peanut-butter fr..
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New approach tested for hard-to-treat hypertension

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - "Maxed out on the medications," is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It's dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows s..
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Fitness Friday: 10 Ways to sneak in a workout

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jon Hibbert

FORT MYERS, Fla.- In a perfect world, we'd all have at least an hour a day to devote to our fitness. But in the real world, 24 hours a day doesn't seem like nearly enough time to f..
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Lawsuit alleges toxic exposure at prison in Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - More than 160 current and former employees and family members are suing the federal prison agency over ailments they blame on exposure to toxins at an elec..
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Born to run barefoot? Some end up getting injured

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Swept by the barefoot running craze, ultramarathoner Ryan Carter ditched his sneakers for footwear that mimics the experience of striding unshod. The first ..
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New liposuction bill in Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- If you are thinking about liposuction, you will now have a much better chance of undergoing a safe liposuction here in the state of Florida. Here to explain the n..
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CDC: Half of overweight teens have heart risk

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

ATLANTA (AP) - Half the nation's overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac ..
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Fitness Friday - Should You Work Out Your Abs Every Day?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. Having a six-pack seems to be the international sign of fitness, but is doing AB specific exercises every day the best way to accomplish your goal? The answer may ..
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Fighting childhood obesity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It seems as if children, obesity and diet pills have controlled the news and research this week. Here to discuss four related articles is Dr. Annette St. Pierre-M..
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Fitness Friday - Lift to Live Longer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. Although aerobic activities such as running, biking, and swimming are often considered your best method for weight loss, lifting weights is the key to your waistli..
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Alzheimer's Announcement

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will announce major steps today to fight Alzheimer's. The Obama administration already has set a 2025 goal t..
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Fixing wrinkles due to Face Time

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Last week, we told you that people are fixing their chins now that face time and video chatting is popular. Guess what else is on the rise due to people realizing..
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1 in 3 autistic young adults lack jobs, education

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

CHICAGO (AP) - One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. That's ..
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Man pleads guilty in Hepatitis C case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A former Jacksonville radiology technician has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing syringes of painkillers during patients' procedures and replaci..
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